Major Prophets of To-day

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Little, Brown, 1916 - 299 pages
 

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Page 266 - behest of egoism and the behest of altruism. The ethical principle of the "Golden Rule" has expressed this double obligation twenty-five hundred years ago in the maxim : "Do unto others as you would that they should do unto you.
Page 194 - Sartor Resartus": "The Fraction of Life can be increased in value, not so much by increasing your Numerator as by lessening your Denominator. Nay, unless my Algebra deceive me, Unity itself divided by Zero will give Infinity. Make thy claim of wages a zero, then ; thou hast the world
Page 195 - Sir, that all who are happy, are equally happy, is not true. A peasant and a philosopher may be equally satisfied, but not equally happy. Happiness consists in the multiplicity of agreeable consciousness. A peasant has not capacity for having equal happiness with a philosopher.
Page 171 - spirit shall not always strive with man for that he also is flesh ; yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.
Page 123 - stuck together, so to speak, to form a stable combination. By morning I had established the existence of a class of fuchsian functions, those which are derived from the hypergeometric series. I had merely to put the results in shape, which only took a few ho"urs.
Page 64 - in making an eye than I have in lifting my hand. Nature's simple act has divided itself automatically into an infinity of elements which are then found to be coordinated to one idea, just as the movement of my hand has dropped an infinity of points which are then found to satisfy one equation.
Page 194 - thy feet. Well did the Wisest of our time write ' It is only with Renunciation that Life, properly speaking, can be said to begin.
Page 25 - Strange things I have in head that will to hand Which must be acted ere they may be scann'd.
Page 112 - by natural selection our mind has adapted itself to the conditions of the external world. It has adopted the geometry most advantageous to the species or, in other words, the most convenient. Geometry is not true, it is advantageous.
Page 73 - Intelligence and instinct are turned in opposite directions, the former toward inert matter, the latter toward life. Intelligence by means of science, which is its work, will deliver up to us more and more completely the secret of physical operations ; of life it brings us, and moreover only claims to bring us, a translation in terms of inertia. It goes all around life, taking from

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